Photo Flash: Encores! 1776 Cast Celebrates After Final Performance
This past weekend, Encores! brought back the classic Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation.1776 is a unique show that presents John Adams (Santino Fontana), Thomas Jefferson (John Behlmann), and Benjamin Franklin (John Larroquette) in all their fractious, fascinating complexity, featuring such beloved songs as "Sit Down, John," "Cool, Cool, Considerate Men," and "He Plays the Violin." Written by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone, 1776 opened on Broadway on March 16, 1969, and ran for 1217 performances. The Encores! production was directed by Garry Hynes, and choreographed by Chris Bailey with guest music direction by Ben Whiteley. 1776 ran for seven performances at City Center from March 30, and had it's final performance last night, April 3rd, 2016, at 7pm.
Check out photos from the closing night cast party, below!
Photos courtesy of New York City Center
The Cast of the Encores! Production of 1776